Growing up in Mountain Top in a family that ran a business here for generations, Michelle Reilly sees the value of community service. The realtor does much volunteer work through the Mountaintop Rotary Club and was recently elected as the club’s next president.
“It’s about service above self,” Michelle said, quoting the Rotary Club’s motto, summing up her reasons for volunteering. “I wanted to find a way to be active in the community.”
Michelle, who works for Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group, joined the Rotary Club in 2013. She saw it as a way to both network with other professionals and contribute to local organizations.
The Mountaintop Rotary Club is part of the larger Rotary International, a non-profit organization that brings together business professionals to provide humanitarian services.
Not long after Michelle joined the Rotary Club, some members moved out of the area and she was asked to record the meeting minutes. The club, which has 15 members, elects a new president every two years. Since Michelle became so active in the club as its secretary and was instrumental in organizing its biggest event -Taste of the Mountain -members voted her to be the next president.
Enthusiastic and energetic, Michelle outlined several goals she hopes to achieve as the club’s next president; she will begin serving that post in July. Her first priority, she